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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Ponzi Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2008
Ponzi Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 105409)
green wine
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Pinot Noir is a blend of LIVE Certified Sustainable fruit from Ponzi's Aurora, Madrona and Avellana Vineyards along with Linda Vista, Gran Moraine, Gemini, Zena West and Alloro Vineyards.

Ripe plum, roses, almond extract, clove and anise stand out in this inviting and ever-changing nose. The full mouth of sweet black cherries balanced with high notes of blueberry and pomegranate finishes with soft and silky tannins.

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About Ponzi:

Ponzi Vineyards was founded in 1970 by Dick and Nancy Ponzi in Beaverton, Oregon. Ponzi is truly a family winery; daughter Louisa is the winemaker, daughter Anna-Maria is marketing director and son Michel is winery controller. The small winery and vineyards are situated 15 miles south of Portland. Ponzi produces limited quantity Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Reserve, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Arneis and Vino Gelato, Ponzi's Italian version of a Riesling ice wine.